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Sharing private data without permission can cost up to THB5m in fines

Government and private organisations can face a fine of up to 5 million baht and/or a year in prison for violating the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which goes into effect on Wednesday.Under PDPA, government and private sectors worldwide, including officials responsible for data administration ...

The Nation Reporter

ONDE outlines digital outlook

Lack of public knowledge about the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), a dearth of digital skills among officials and tepid cross-border e-commerce by Thai vendors are three concerns surrounding the country’s digital transformation, says the Office of National Digital Economy and Society Commission (ONDE).The concerns ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Controversial law on personal data again postponed, for another year

The cabinet has approved the deferral of the full enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) slated for this June by another year, with the explanation the country is facing a difficult time with the pandemic and the legislation’s related processes have yet to ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Most parts of PDPA to be deferred by a year

The cabinet has agreed to postpone the enforcement of most chapters of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) by a year to give the public and private sectors time to prepare their internal processes and ease the financial burden they are shouldering during the coronavirus ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

Data protection law delay to go before cabinet

A royal decree drafted to postpone the enforcement of most sections in the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) by a year will be tabled before the cabinet for approval next week, says the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry.The PDPA was published in the Royal ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Thailand’s new Personal Data Protection Act may impacts businesses

Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) will come into full force on May 27th of this year. According to FRANK Legal & Tax, a Thailand-based International lawfirm, it will have a significant impact on all businesses whose operations involve the collection, use, and disclosure of ...

Thai university to roll out data protection certification

Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) is rolling out a data protection officer (DPO) training and certification programme in a bid to get organisations ready for the country’s upcoming Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).Keep reading ...

Aaron Tan

Thailand gets ready for data protection law

Thailand has joined Singapore and Malaysia in Southeast Asia to enact a personal data protection law to protect the privacy rights of individuals.The country’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), modelled on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into effect on 27 ...

Aaron Tan

Walking the data tightrope

Top government officials and business leaders are stressing the importance of collecting big data on the population, but also protecting personal, commercial and governmental data from increasingly frequent cybersecurity threats.Keep reading ...

Komsan Tortermvasana & Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Digital economy ministry calls for data protection officers

The Digital Economy and Society (DE) Ministry is calling for mandatory appointments of data protection officers (DPOs) at every organisation that processes or stores personal data from EU citizens to comply with the nation’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and the EU’s General Data Protection ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

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